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Smyrna Annual Sacred Harp Singing

Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church, Goodwater, Alabama

September 15, 2002

The annual Smyrna Sacred Harp Singing was held at Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church in Goodwater, Alabama on the third Sunday in September. The class was called to order by Thomas Futral leading song on page 341.

A business meeting was held. Those elected or appointed to serve were: Chairman—Thomas Futral; Secretary/Arranging Committee—Nelda Henry and Virginia Futral.

The opening prayer was offered by Jack Nelson.

Leaders: Jack Nelson 480, 35; Floy Wilder 155, 373; Eugene Forbes 32t, 75; William Futral 100, 340; Virginia Futral 145b, 569b; Denice Burleson 159, 30b, 30t.


Preaching services were held immediately after the morning recess.


Thomas Futral opened the afternoon session and led song on page 68b. Leaders: Wendy Futral 100, 36b; Verlie McDaniel 164, 64; Eugene Forbes 288, 87; Thomas Futral 147t, 565b; Jack Nelson 294, 282; Denice Burleson 26 (JB), 358; Virginia Futral 313t, “Light At The River”; Floy Wilder 40, 490; Nelda Henry 39b, 45t; William Futral 46, 496; Thomas Futral 98, 478t (WB), 491b (WB).

After announcements were made, the class sang song on page 62 as the closing song, and Eugene Forbes dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Thomas Futral; Secretaries—Nelda Henry and Virginia Futral.